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Shepherd lands in the newly-formed Mountain East

The definitive announcement was made on Monday. Shepherd and 11 other NCAA Division II schools have officially formed the Mountain East Conference that will begin playing football (and other sports) in 2013. Eleven of the schools play football. Only Wheeling Jesuit, not one of the original new-conference members mentioned in June when news broke of […]

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Unbeatens, all

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Unbeaten. Untied. Let’s see if the county’s two high school football teams are also unimpressive or if they have used the short preparation time and minimal practice schedules allowed by the state and two scrimmages to be fully prepared when Washington is one of the first teams in the state to play and Jefferson attempts […]

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Season complete, Moreland homers at ‘The Trop’

After playing at least part of two summer seasons in the Valley Baseball League with the Winchester Royals, Brett Moreland stayed close to his college in Florida and joined the Leesburg Lightning of the Florida Summer Collegiate League for this past summer’s baseball. Moreland, a 2009 graduate of Jefferson High, played for two seasons at […]

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Torn ligament cancels season for Redskins’ Neild

The full beard of Washington Redskins lineman Chris Neild won’t be seen on any playing field this season. Through the training camp of practices, Neild hadn’t been cut nor released by the Redskins. After playing a small role for Washington in 2011 by playing in all 16 games, Neild has suffered a torn anterior cruciate […]

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Ack Ack and his trainer Whittingham, the ‘Bald Eagle’

Where do you find sprinters nowadays that can show the versatility and lasting stamina to go to the front and still have enough in reserve to win at one mile and a quarter? And how many countries, continents, and race tracks do you have to search to find a thoroughbred that can win on firm […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — With Rachel Ransom scoring two goals and Maria Russo snapping a second half tie with her goal, the Jefferson girls soccer team opened its season at home on Saturday with a 3-2 win over University High. Ransom opened the scoring with her first goal that came about midway through the first half. […]

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Jefferson and University spent each side’s first match of the boys soccer season vainly trying to get a second goal that would given the Cougars or Hawks a win to get the campaign started. Instead, neither team could find that elusive second goal and the opener ended in a 1-1 tie. Both Jefferson and University […]

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New River float

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New River float

It had been awhile since I last fished with Dad so when Tara asked me what I would like to do for my birthday I told her that I’d like to take Dad fishing on a float trip down the New River. Dad has floated the whitewater section of the New River before but he […]

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The JCYFL opened its season with two games in the Pee Wee Division where the the Bears blanked the Hurricanes,13-0, and the Spartans outscored the Razorbacks, 36-13. Freshmen games saw the Hurricanes shut out the Bears, 39-0, the Razorbacks blank the Spartans, 13-0, and the South Berkeley Bills stop the Raiders, 18-0. In the three […]

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Eric Gabriel, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Mount Olive College (NC) for the past three years, has been named to the staff of Shepherd head basketball coach Justin Namolik. Gabriel replaces Casey Weitzel, who took an assistant coaching post at Azuza Pacific. Prior to coaching at Mount Olive, Gabriel held positions at Methodist University, […]

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